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Overview,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/ logo setting allows you to customize the branding of Forestry CMS by allowing you to replace the Forestry logo in various touchpoints in the CMS.

Site Name,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/ name allows you to customize the display name of your site in the Forestry UI. This will update the display in the dashboard, in notifications, and various touchpoints.

URL,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/ URL setting allows you to provide the URL to your production website, which allows editors to open the production website from the sidebar.

Timezone,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/ timezone setting allows you to configure what timezone should be used when saving dates, previewing, and publishing. This setting effects the output of the date field


  • Deploy on Git Push: when enabled, Forestry will automatically publish your site when changes are pushed to your Git repository.

Project Paths,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/ paths allow you to configure features of Forestry related to your repository.


  • Admin Path: the path from the root of your repository to where the Remote Admin should be deployed.

File Paths,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/

The File Paths settings allow you to configure how the Media Library operates. See the Media Library documentation for more information.

Hugo Version

Hugo Version allows you to configure which Hugo version Forestry uses to build your Hugo site. You can still update HUGO_VERSION in your preview settings later if needed.

Look here for information on how to configure which version of Jekyll Forestry uses to build your site.

New File Format,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/ new file format setting allows you to configure what file format Forestry should create new content in.


  • Markdown: will create all new content as .md files. The default and recommended setting.
  • HTML: will create all new content as .html files. This is a beta feature.
This setting affects whether the Markdown Editor or a plaintext editor (for HTML) will be used when creating new content through Forestry.

Webhook URL,dpr_auto,f_auto,q_80,w_640/

The Webhook URL setting allows you to configure an outgoing webhook to trigger third-party applications when events occur in Forestry. Learn more in the Webhooks documentation.

Last updated on June 11, 2020